NEW BOOK - Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

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So, who's going to the Sydney launch?

I'm going! Nick Xenophon is going! Rohan Wenn is going! Woo hoo!

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From the Harper Collins site, it appears that ABC Books is one of its imprints.

In response to Roger's comment, I wouldn't characterise Steve as having been behind Bryan Seymour's stories - they were competitors. Bryan did a lot of his reporting both before Steve began to cover the CoS and later based on his own research.

There were some stories that were covered by both channels, sometimes after media guru to the stars (well, to the Senator at any rate) Rohan Wenn negotiated which program would break the story. The ABC draws the political class and many highly educated viewers. Today Tonight reaches many average Aussies. So both channels/programs were a good strategic fit to get the message out. As people came forward over time, Rohan gave a lot of advice helping select the best outlet for each particular story.

Cherished!!! :woohoo::dance2: Good to see you again and I hope you stick around.

It would be wonderful to go to the Sydney launch tho not possible for me - I wonder if there will be anything happening in Melbourne?

Can't wait for this book, hearing what Steve said about it, this is a very important book indeed. Love the bloke and his calm courage.
 

scooter

Gold Meritorious Patron
So, who's going to the Sydney launch?

I'm going! Nick Xenophon is going! Rohan Wenn is going! Woo hoo!

View attachment 13019

From the Harper Collins site, it appears that ABC Books is one of its imprints.

In response to Roger's comment, I wouldn't characterise Steve as having been behind Bryan Seymour's stories - they were competitors. Bryan did a lot of his reporting both before Steve began to cover the CoS and later based on his own research.

There were some stories that were covered by both channels, sometimes after media guru to the stars (well, to the Senator at any rate) Rohan Wenn negotiated which program would break the story. The ABC draws the political class and many highly educated viewers. Today Tonight reaches many average Aussies. So both channels/programs were a good strategic fit to get the message out. As people came forward over time, Rohan gave a lot of advice helping select the best outlet for each particular story.

I WILL BE THERE !!!!

Date and time please? Probably a weekday so I'll have to have the day off work but the trio mentioned above (o hai Cherished :wave:) as well as Steve himself PLUS you could guarantee that Vicky Dunstan/Michael Gordon/Virginia Stewart plus other OSA ANZO stooges are almost certain to turn up ....:woohoo:

:party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party::party:

I could say with more than a fair amount of certainty that there will be more peeps there interested in $cientology than the cult gets to its Sydney events.:roflmao:

(Especially if you minus the SO/staff who are FORCED to attend:hysterical:)

Can someone cross-post this to wwp? I'm sure the SydAnons would love to attend as well.:yes:
 

Anonycat

Crusader
Give hugs to Cherished for me, Scooter!

SydAnons! Roll call!

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CommunicatorIC

@IndieScieNews on Twitter
Less than a month until its released. So my question is how can we get it in the States?
So far, I do not see any listings specific to the U.S.

However, the e-book is listed on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781743096758

You might also want to see if the following Australian book stores will ship to the U.S.:

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/bo...gy-in-australia-steve-cannane/p/9780733331329

http://www.booktopia.com.au/fair-game-steve-cannane/prod9780733331329.html

http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/a/b/book_9780733331329.htm

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Churchill

Gold Meritorious Patron
So far, I do not see any listings specific to the U.S.

However, the e-book is listed on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781743096758

You might also want to see if the following Australian book stores will ship to the U.S.:

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/bo...gy-in-australia-steve-cannane/p/9780733331329

http://www.booktopia.com.au/fair-game-steve-cannane/prod9780733331329.html

http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/a/b/book_9780733331329.htm

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Bummer.
I was hoping Glenda or Oneone would offer to read it to me via Skype (sigh).
With the accent, y'know.
 

Gizmo

Rabble Rouser
Love all the books exposing the cult for what it is ; CRIMINAL !

From Paulette Coopers one book standing alone there is now a whole library exposing the cult.
 

Jump

Operating teatime
Events so far....

At Avid Reader Sept 22nd, in conversation with Jerath Head
193 Boundary Street, West End,Brisbane
Thursday 22 September 2016, 18:00

http://avidreader.com.au/events/steve-cannane-fair-game


Waverley Library Theatrette - 48 Denison St, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Friday, 23 September 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-the-author-steve-cannane-on-fair-game-tickets-26770532383






I see a new one up - Balmain Library

Join author and Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane to hear about the fascinating and secretive history of The Church of Scientology in Australia. Based on years of interviews and research, Fair Game tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful and punitive cult.
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments

WHEN
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST) - FREE - Register here

WHERE
Balmain Library - 370 Darling Street, Balmain, NSW 2041 - View Map


Buy the Book
 

Jump

Operating teatime
Another one at North Sydney:


Date :
27 September 2016
Venue: Stanton Library
Council Event
Cost: Free
Event Details

As astonishing as it is compelling - 'Fair game' is an extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.
The author talk is followed by question time, light refreshment, and the opportunity for book signing.
There is seating for 100 people and standing room is available. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you have specific accessibility or seating requirements, please contact the library prior to the event.

Time

Tuesday27 September 2016 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Venue

Stanton Library
234 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Contact

For more information please contact Stanton Library.

Telephone
: 9936 8400
Email
: [email protected]
 

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Shiny & Free
From the Bunker:

Steve Cannane’s Oz-flavored Scientology history ‘Fair Game’ gets a UK-US-Canada publisher


Silvertail Books publisher Humfrey Hunter continues his remarkable streak for putting out books on Scientology as he announces today that he’s carrying Steve Cannane’s deeply researched history, Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia, and will make it available in the UK, the US, and in Canada at the same time that it hits bookshelves Down Under next week.

http://tonyortega.org/2016/09/12/st...tory-fair-game-gets-a-uk-us-canada-publisher/
 

ILove2Lurk

Lisbeth Salander
Re: New Book Released: "FAIR GAME" - a book about the evil game Scientology plays!

. . .
Pre-order Kindle price is only $5.99 today in US.
Cost of a cup of fancy coffee in my town. :shrug:


Fair-Game.jpg
:coolwink:
 

tetloj

Silver Meritorious Patron
Extract published in The Age (included in Tony's post today)

http://www.theage.com.au/good-weekend/scientology-and-the-kidmancruise-split-20160905-gr928n.html

Covers Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman with testimony from John Brousseau, one M Rathbun and Andre Tabayoyon, plus unnamed members of the couples' support staff.

It seems Russell Crowe was targetted for investigation because of his relationship with Kidman.

Looks like we might expect some details on James Packer (woot, woot)

:woohoo:
 
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CommunicatorIC

@IndieScieNews on Twitter
The Saturday Paper Review of Fair Game.

The Saturday Paper: Fair Game

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2016/09/30/fair-game/14740344003730

* * * * * BEGIN CONCLUSION * * * * *

No one from the Church of Scientology agreed to be interviewed by Cannane, and their lawyers, like those of Tom Cruise, flatly denied all allegations. But Cannane has been scrupulous in his pursuit and documentation of the evidence for his claims, conducting countless interviews and examining thousands of pages of legal and other documents. Fair Game has more than 30 pages of densely typed endnotes. A number of people – big names as well as smaller players – have spoken about their experiences here for the first time, at considerable risk to themselves. Cannane would be all too aware that publication makes him and his collaborators “fair game” – this is a book that is as brave as it is good.

* * * * * END CONCLUSION * * * * *
 

scooter

Gold Meritorious Patron
Extract published in The Age (included in Tony's post today)

http://www.theage.com.au/good-weekend/scientology-and-the-kidmancruise-split-20160905-gr928n.html

Covers Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman with testimony from John Brousseau, one M Rathbun and Andre Tabayoyon, plus unnamed members of the couples' support staff.

It seems Russell Crowe was targetted for investigation because of his relationship with Kidman.

Looks like we might expect some details on James Packer (woot, woot)

:woohoo:

Today has been my day in the garden at home and I've been regularly dropping inside to check on emails, ESMB, etc..

This story has been consistently in the top 5 read stories in both The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald ALL DAY !!!:woohoo:

Suck on that, OSA ANZO. :roflmao:

So much for your big opening last week by The Duke Miniscule - Steve Cannane's book is getting far better known in the two major cities of Oz that Drunken Maggot ever will. :yes:

Until He finally gets arrested and marched off to court for some of His many crimes, of course. :hysterical:
 
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